July 13, 2019 scrollmaster

I was looking for some gold pile terrain pieces when I found this amazing youtube video describing how to make treasure piles and it worked like a charm! No point in me explaining how I made these as i followed the video to the letter except I used a purple wash rather than a black wash. Really fun to make… the flat is full of glitter now, but it was worth it! Super happy with the result. Small gold piles Medium gold piles Large gold piles And finally: One huge gold pile Gold piles in details Infernax, the young red…

June 19, 2019 scrollmaster

Last year I spend a lot of time doing basic terrain pieces such as dungeon tiles, game boards, generic scatter and furniture. This year I have more freedom in exploring funner things like this configurable gaming board and funky little Dungeons & Dollhouses pieces. And because of this freedom, I’m now able to steer our campaign into a more alien environment to the party (and the players): The Everdry Desert! And to make that upcoming experience come to life, I’ve created some terrain scatter specifically for desert adventures. Been great fun. Cacti (or Cactuses) These essentially are made up of…

March 26, 2019 scrollmaster

I had a container I got with a perfume bottle. I though the container was an interesting size for a small shabby hut and I liked the tall base which was perfect for the floor. I never quite understood the idea of only removing the roof on terrain houses as you still have the walls in the way. This way the walls are removed with the roof. I added some turf and some rats too. I get it that people recommend not adding things like turf as it doesn’t naturally fit in for example a snow landscape, but I think…

March 9, 2019 scrollmaster

Ever since I first saw Runehammer’s video “Craft Game: Hell World!”, I’ve been wanting to try out the technique he describes in this very detailed video. However, my focus last year was first and foremost to create terrain for my games as I’ve stepped into D&D after a 20 year break with no terrain at all. But now that I have the base set of terrain, I’ve started to craft nice-to-haves such as upgrading my tiles to look better. My interest got reviewed, when I found the original video that inspired Hankerin in the first place, this video “Make Easy…

February 2, 2019 scrollmaster

Sometimes a mini comes along that is somewhere between insane and awesome. The Cupboard Mimic from Zealot Miniatures definitely falls into this category and I am currently trying to create some D&D stats for this… Well actually I don’t see this as a mimic. It seems way to aggressive and dynamic and I think it is more like a possessed cupboard. A closet demon maybe. I actually bought the cupboard itself a while back, so eventhough I tried to colour match them, they are actually a bit off but I’m quite happy with both minis so will leave them as…

January 23, 2019 scrollmaster

Last year, when I picked Dungeons & Dragons up again for the first time in 20 years, I fell back on how I used to do terrain for the battlefield for tabletop wargames. For the original dungeon tiles we used in Chapter 2 and 3 I cut a grid with a knife, painted it all with a dark grey mixed with dirt and sand and drybrushed it white. However, since then I’ve found advice on youtube such as Black Magic Craft’s video on painting stoneworks and Runehammer’s video on 2.6D Reversible Tiles System, and as I now have a decent set of terrain and terrain…

December 22, 2018 scrollmaster

So.. I actually didn’t think I would paint or build anymore this year, but I been wanting for some time to do some kind of mini display to put minis and bits of furniture on…. basically like a mini dollhouse. I then had the idea to double these Dungeons & Dollhouses up as floorboards for my Medieval Tavern from Zealot Miniatures. And over the last few days, I created these floor boards with detachable wall sections. The technique for the stoneworks comes from Black Magic Craft’s video on painting stoneworks and the inspiration for the wooden floor is from Runehammer’s video on 2.6D Reversible…

December 15, 2018 scrollmaster

Following on from my Dungeons & Dragons MEGA POST – My 2018 painted miniatures! and Dungeons & Dragons MEGA POST – The games we played in 2018! I wanted to capture all the terrain and scenery I either bought and painted or built and painted. My experience with building scenery has mainly been limited to tabletop wargames so by and large we are talking flat boards, some ruins and something elevated to put long-ranged weaponry on. So I have to say, while I do love painting miniatures (been doing it for 30+ years by now on and off), what I’ve enjoyed the most has…

December 2, 2018 scrollmaster

My players don’t like mimics. I do! And honestly, how can you not love this crazy-ass Gazebo Mimic. Amazing! One thing that bugged me about this miniature was there was no thought given to how the panel with the Mimic face could be removed and reattached. It feels like the sculpture assumes that the owner of the miniature would always have it as one or the other.